68. Evidence of ratification.

68.     Evidence of ratification.

The receipt of purchase money is generally sufficient evidence of ratification of a sale, but not if it is received in ignorance of the true facts1. If the act alleged to be ratified is a fraudulent act, full knowledge and unequivocal adoption thereafter must be proved, or the circumstances of the alleged ratification must be such as to warrant the clear inference that the principal was adopting the agent's acts whatever they were and however culpable2. In a case of alleged false imprisonment where a servant of a railway company took